Lecture: Corey Madden

Lecture: Corey Madden: Artist as Leader
Wednesday, October 30 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Corey Madden is an award-winning writer and director, Executive Director of the Kenan Institute for the Arts, and a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. At the Kenan Institute for the Arts Madden directs strategic initiatives that creatively blend the arts, enterprise, and innovative practice to positively impact the lives and careers of artists. Three programmatic themes — Creative Leaders, Creative Campus, and Creative Community — feature programs and projects that provide training and access for artists to develop and achieve their highest potential. Madden produces the interview series, “The Artist as Leader,” and teaches a course of the same name.



Call for Proposals: Idea Lab Mini Grants

Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
Deadline: October 25, 2019

shape: re-examining our spaces, structures, and systems

Idea Lab, a UGA student organization dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary creative collaboration, is offering funding of up to $500 for UGA students, faculty, and staff with ideas for interdisciplinary projects within the community, with extra consideration for those which enage with the idea of “shape.” Project groups must include at least one UGA student and may include members from outside the UGA community.

Recipients of Idea Lab mini grants will receive mentorship and regular feedback from Idea Lab members and Ideas for Creative Exploration Graduate Research Assistants.

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:

Proposal requirements:

– Title and brief description of proposed project
– List of participants (include titles and affiliations)
– Impact of project
– Itemized budget
– Proposed timeline of project
– No more than 500 words

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

Information sessions:

Wednesday, October 23 at 4:30 PM, Lamar Dodd Room S160
Wednesday, September 25 at 10 AM, Lamar Dodd Room S160
Thursday, October 3 at 3 PM, Lamar Dodd Room S160
Tuesday, October 8 at 11 AM, Lamar Dodd Room S160
Wednesday, October 16 at 9:30 AM, MLC Reading Room

Idea Lab Conversation: Funding Creativity

Idea Lab Conversation: Funding Creativity
Friday, September 6 at 10 AM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Do you ever wonder where all the money is going in the arts? Based on research surrounding three major arts funding organizations, Idea Lab will present trends in support, recently funded projects, and insight into what these organizations look for when awarding grants.

National Endowment for the Arts

Creative Capital

MAP Fund

Reading Room: MAP Fund Grantees 2019

Reading Room: MAP Fund Grantees 2019

This exceptional group of grantees is grappling with the most difficult and joyous aspects of creating and living in the United States today. At a time of deep division, the grantees propose to interrogate marginalizing structures in the United States while asserting new possibilities for thriving interdependence. Each approach is distinctive. Some will employ performance practices like processions as a strategy for transforming spaces with racist histories, such as contentious borders, waterways, or landmarks. Others will consider collective and individual rebuilding by generating shared rituals, dances, and songs in celebration of life. From exploring the mental health of firefighters in Detroit, to surfacing larger psychological ramifications of border politics for immigrants, each grantee asks: What does meaningful care for people and the environment look like?

Source: MAP Fund
Link: mapfundblog.org/2019-map-fund-grantees/

Welcome Fall 2019

Welcome to a new semester at UGA! If you are new to Ideas for Creative Exploration, please take a few moments to explore the site and learn about some of the current and past projects and events. You may be interested in joining the ICE Announcements listserv, a weekly newsletter with local events and opportunities in the arts.

Please also welcome our new recipients of Graduate Assistantships in Interdisciplinary Arts Research: Elizabeth Boyce (Music), Brandon LaReau (Theatre and Film Studies), and Annie Simpson (Art). These three exceptional graduate students will develop creative research and collaborative work across disciplines with faculty, students, and community members.

FY19 Annual Report

Read the full report here:

FY19 Annual Report